ERIC Number: ED208283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Patterns of Student Stress: A Profile of Teacher Education Students in Their First Year of Tertiary Studies. Report Number 13.
Stress adaptation research suggests that individuals need not only strategies and skills to solve problems, but also supportive environments in which solutions can be accomplished. A general profile of Australian freshmen education majors was drawn to examine their adjustment to and behaviors in the college environment. Results indicated that 80% of the students were satisfied with their courses. A high degree of correlation was found between degree of satisfaction and commitment to teaching. Although 75% of the students estimated spending less than 20 hours a week on studying, they indicated difficulties in studying effectively. More than 37% indicated attitudes of low self-esteem, while 34% felt alienated from college. The findings indicate that culture shock may be a fact of life at college and that college staff should help first-year students become an integral part of the college by providing opportunities for establishing academic status and developing interpersonal skills and social responsibility. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nedlands Coll. of Advanced Education (Australia).